SOROLLA. TORMENT AND DEVOTION
Organised by Museo Sorolla
Curated by Luis Alberto Pérez Velarde
Works from the Masaveu Collection lent for the exhibition: Last Sacraments. Charles V in Yuste, 1882; The First Communion of Carmen Magariños, 1896; and Lepanto. Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto, 1899. Author: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Valencia, 1863–Cercedilla, Madrid, 1923). Owned by Masaveu Collection
With the special collaboration of the Corporación Masaveu and the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson, the Museo Sorolla is organising the temporary exhibition Sorolla. Torment and Devotion in its Madrid branch.
This show analyses the early years of the painter Joaquín Sorolla. Focused on the period spanning from 1880 to 1900, which the artist spent between Spain (Valencia and Madrid), France (Paris) and Italy (Rome and Assisi), it spotlights the religious, Costumbrist, popular and devout paintings which enabled him to compete in major national contests and carve a niche for himself among the upper bourgeoisie of the period.
The Masaveu Collection is participating in the exhibition via three of its main works from this period: Last Sacraments. Charles V in Yuste, 1882; The First Communion of Carmen Magariños, 1896; and Lepanto. Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto, 1899. Likewise, the show also includes the painting Blessing the Boat, 1894, which was acquired by Pedro Masaveu Peterson in 1970 and today is part of the Pedro Masaveu Peterson Collection (Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias).
12 July 2021 to 9 January 2022